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10th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Leader of the House and Chief Whip of the Welsh Government, Julie James AM, has this afternoon issued a statement on the progress of their state aid supported Superfast Cymru project with Openreach (BT). Sadly there’s still no word on when the contract for LOT 2 of their Phase 2 roll-out will be awarded.

virgin media engineers observed by ofcom

10th December, 2018 (6 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media has apologised after the councillor for Queensway in Wrexham (North Wales), Carrie Harper, accused their contractors of harassing six woman in Caia Park by using “sexually inappropriate behaviour” and swearing.

fibre optic cable laying openreach outdoor

5th December, 2018 (11 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that Swansea in Wales will be the next UK city to benefit from their “Fibre First” programme, which aims to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.

eol all in one pcp fttc huawei openreach cabinet

4th December, 2018 (27 Comments)

A new report has estimated that around 4.6% of premises in the United Kingdom could be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 4.1% in April 2018 and might stop you from being able to order a new service.

spectrum internet fttp chamber lid fail

27th November, 2018 (20 Comments)

A team of engineers working for UK ISP Spectrum Internet, which has been busy installing their own “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network across parts of South Wales and the South West of England, recently ended up biting off a little more than they could chew while trying to open up a corroded underground chamber.

european broadband awards logo

20th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Congratulations are in order after the Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet CIC (Myfi) ISP project in Wales, which built its own Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (here), last night won the “Innovative models of financing, business and investment” category as part of the 2018 European Broadband Awards.

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13th November, 2018 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today named the first UK cities to benefit from their commercial roll-out of ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable 5G mobile and wireless home broadband technology, which is due to begin later next year. Naturally London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast are on the list.

openreach_bt_vans_everywhere

8th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Last month the Welsh Government awarded a new £13m contract to BT (Openreach) in order to further extend their FTTP and FTTC based broadband ISP network across rural Wales (here), but this left a question mark over how unfinished builds from Phase 1 would be dealt with under the new Phase 2 deal.

european broadband awards logo

8th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

The community built and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network for Michaelston-y-Fedw in Wales (here) has been named as the only UK finalist in this year’s forthcoming 2018 European Broadband Awards event.

wildanet

5th November, 2018 (13 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Wildanet is on course to complete a successful crowdfunding raise of over £1m thanks to at least 320 investors. This will enable them to expand their network to reach around 12,000 customers in some increasingly remote rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and possibly even South Wales.

children internet surfing

29th October, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government‘s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, has issued a useful update on the work of expanding “superfast broadband” into schools. Overall all but 6 maintained schools (i.e. those run by local authorities) in Wales now have “access” to such speeds, but quite a few aren’t benefiting.

wales map point uk

23rd October, 2018 (14 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced that BT (Openreach) have won LOT 1 and LOT 3 of the new Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract, which will initially work to expand “fast broadband” (FTTP dominated) ISP network coverage to reach an additional 16,000 premises by the end of March 2021.

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13th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that since 2016 they’ve offered funding to 3,300 individual applicants under the Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) and Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher (UCV) schemes, with 1,700 of those taking advantage of the offer to improve their broadband (total of £1.2m provided).

wales uk future

10th October, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today confirmed that it will be making a statement on the new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) contract next week, which could be worth up to £200m and tentatively aims to reach an additional 88,000 premises in poorly served areas. A strong focus on “full fibre” (FTTP) connectivity is expected.

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2nd October, 2018 (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q2 2018 update to last year’s Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from April 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has risen to 5% (1.4 million premises).

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29th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

A little known Wirral-based business ISP called Integrated Digital Services (IDS) claims to have been “awarded public funding” from the UK Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme in order to help them deploy a 30Mbps+ capable wireless network to serve “digitally disadvantaged” rural areas in England and Wales.

wales uk development

22nd August, 2018 (9 Comments)

The Conservative AM for Montgomeryshire in Wales, Russell George, has criticised the Welsh Government’s lack of explanation over the delay in awarding contracts for their new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out project, which aims to reach 88,000 extra premises in poorly served areas and could be worth up to £200m.

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